How do I run norton after dowload?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by coffey7, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. coffey7 macrumors 6502a

    coffey7

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    I downloaded norton and now I have the installer file on my desktop. I opened it and installed the software. Where the hell is the program. Why didn't it just make a desktop icon for my. Also, I have a new icon on my desktop that is for norton but when I open it it just has the package inside that installs. I can't find the program anywhere even though it did install it.
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

    LeeTom

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    Have you looked in Macintosh HD -> Applications? That's where most programs go... Mac programs don't make shortcuts on the desktop for you like Windows programs do. In fact, most Mac programs don't even have an installer. You just drag them into the Applications folder.

    What are you installing Norton for, anyway? There aren't any viruses for OS X yet.
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    Why on Earth did you download Norton?
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    Which "norton" did you download?
     
  5. iGary Guest

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    Beat me. Quick one, you.
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    I wouldn't install disk utilities on any Mac these days, especially the Intel Macs.

    That would be a quick shortcut dissolving data on the drive.

    Norton Antivirus is a virus sucking resources from any machine it is loaded on, best used as a standalone to scan once in a blue moon.

    Unless you swap a lot of files with PC users ... then you aren't infected just passing the infected files along.
     
  7. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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    norton is a resource hog and does install alot of items on your mac.
    other virus protection software can be easier on your system.
     
  8. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    omg..norton is a pain, a resource pig and not many viruses.

    don't install it.

    i made that mistake once....and only once.

    it took me forever to get it uninstalled. yeesh. i just got shivers.
     

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